/ 01 November 2021

The G20 has wrapped up

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Over the weekend, the leaders of the world’s 20 biggest economies met in Rome and made progress on some big proposals. For starters, leaders endorsed a global minimum tax of 15% aimed at stopping big businesses from hiding profits in tax havens. US President Joe Biden tweeted “This is more than just a tax deal – it’s diplomacy reshaping our global economy and delivering for our people.” There is also a pledge to vaccinate 70% of the world’s population against COVID-19 by mid-2022. So you can see the focus has been health and the economy. The other issue the G20 have discussed in recent years – climate change – was there, but with what’s about to go down in Glasgow, it was less specific than it has been in recent times … All the buzz around the family photo is here, the people in white coats and red uniforms are doctors and Red Cross workers who were there to represent those at the frontlines of the COVID pandemic.

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